[FFmpeg-trac] #5141(undetermined:new): Eltima violates GPL

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Thu Jan 14 16:51:32 CET 2016

#5141: Eltima violates GPL
             Reporter:  llogan       |                    Owner:
                 Type:  license      |                   Status:  new
  violation                          |                Component:
             Priority:  normal       |  undetermined
              Version:  unspecified  |               Resolution:
             Keywords:               |               Blocked By:
             Blocking:               |  Reproduced by developer:  0
Analyzed by developer:  0            |

Comment (by annabrooks):


 I am Anna Brooks from Eltima Software.

 We use ffmpeg compiled binary downloaded from here:
 https://www.ffmpeg.org/download.html. Yes it was compiled with the flags,
 mentioned by you above.

 As for no source code available.  If you mean  player source code, then
 according to  http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.en.html#NFUseGPLPlugins
 we don't have to distribute it.
 If you mean sources of ffmpeg we think that we don't have to open them too
 as we did not do any modifications of ffmpeg code.  But if  ffmpeg
 community insists, we can place the copy of current snapshot on our
 website.  But we think that there is no need to do this. As guided by this
 (https://www.ffmpeg.org/legal.html) we should do this when linking against
 the FFmpeg libraries (we don't do this).

 As for the license copy. We apologize that we did not do it earlier.
 That's our shortcoming and not a deliberate aim to violate the license.
 We'll fix this in the nearest future: we will add the license text to the
 internal package and mention in our EULA that we use FFmpeg under the

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